Standing last row from left: K.V.V. Marlinda, R.B.K.D. Madusanka, W.D.R. Wickramaarachchi, C.S. Danangala, W.L. Irosh Anjana, N.M. Fernando, W.A.I.V. Weerasinghe, D.V. Paranamana, W.P.C. Wickramasinghe, N.H. Gayashan, Renuka Wijayasundara and Asiri Nilruwan
Second row from left: W.B.C.M. Karunasena, G.K.S.P. Medhavinee, M.A.U.C. Marasinghe, S.H. Dilan Namal, S.H.S. De Silva, P.W.D.Y. Chathuranga, Sujith Yaddehige, M.H.D. Fernando, W.A.D.W.K. Alponso, I.D.M. Srinath, W.A. Kumara and R.I.A. Perumal
Seated from left: H.M.T.D.B. Denuwara, C.R. Weerasinghe, Upul Wijesekera, Namal Madumantha, Gamini Karunathileke, Anthony Gibson, Chinthaka Kulathileke, Dhamin Peiris, Shanthilal Perera, Doland Jayamanne, Kapila Priyankarage and Jackie Joseph
Absent: U.D. Thusitha Asanka Perera, M.K.R.Q. Silva, P.S. Rupasinghe, D.R. Kumarasighne, N.N. Fernando, G.A.D.D. Perera and W.D.S. Senerath
The culinary artists of SriLankan Catering showcased their creative prowess by claiming the highest number of medals at the recently held Culinary Expo 2015 exhibition.
SriLankan Catering team bagged a staggering tally of 53 medals which was inclusive of 13 gold medals, 22 Silver medals and 18 Bronze medals. The team claimed the highest number of medals at the competition and were only just outdone in the overall Championships by Heritance Kandalama. SriLankan Catering faced stiff competition from highly skilled professionals from the leading hotels and resorts in the hospitality industry but performed brilliantly to win several accolades.
The Culinary Expo is an event organised by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka, bringing together contestants representing leading hotels from the leisure sector, enabling them to showcase their talents and culinary expertise at the exhibition. The chefs of SriLankan Catering asserted their dominance throughout the competition by winning medals in each category they competed at the event.
The gold medal tally of SriLankan was topped by U.D. Thusitha Asanka Perera, P.S. Rupasinghe and W.B.C.M. Karunasena, who claimed two gold medals each. S.H.S. De Silva, C. Danangala, W. D.R. Wickramarachchi, D.V. Paranamana, S.H.S.D. Silva, R.Q. De Silva and W.K. Alponso with a medal each were the other gold medallists from SriLankan Catering.
Expressing his sentiments at the achievement of his colleagues, Executive Chef Anthony Gibson noted, “Culinary art is where the untapped resources or skills of a culinary artist flourish and manifest into a wonderful work of art. It allows you to be imaginative and creative. I believe that the entire team should be commended and appreciated for the skills that they demonstrated in creating unique culinary masterpieces that were worthy of being rewarded at an esteemed event of this scale. It’s heartening to note that the team was able to reap rewards of the hard work that they invested towards achieving this feat.”